RIO Water Flow System - Factory Install
Free installation is already reflected in the current listed upgrade price.
A rushing creek in a mountain ravine, the steady trickle of water down a rocky embankment, a winding stream through a lowland rainforest... Capturing the essence of water in the wild is a worthy goal, and one we have taken deeply to heart. These environments inspire us to create microcosms of tranquility within our homes, and we have developed a system that enables you to do just that.
The Rio Factory Install includes all of the components you need to create your choice of a stream, waterfall or drip wall, including:
- Pump assembly
- Regulated 9V power supply and potentiometer (dimmer)
- 5 feet of connecting tubing
- All necessary strainers and bulkhead fittings
- 1 filter sock
- Misc. mounting hardware
- Choice of approach (stream, waterfall, drip wall)
- Choice of where the internal penetration will be located
- Custom fabrication of your vivarium in accordance with your selection
NOTE: A downloadable user guide can be found on our Resources page (located below in the footer) that includes instructions for installing your components, priming the pump and system start-up, and best practices for ongoing system management.
The Rio is just one part of a larger system we have designed. To prevent waterlogged substrates that break down over time, we recommend using an Epi-Web or Matala synthetic substrate mat. For the look of real stone (but not the weight), we offer pumice stone background kits as well as individually available accent stones.